You can help! Straight Blast Gym collecting school supplies for New Beginnings

Above are Jei and Sonia, co-proprietors of Straight Blast Gym of Seattle (WSB sponsor). Jei turned blue for this recent photo in honor of a promise he made when the SBG crowdfunding campaign hit a milestone; that campaign is now 86 percent of the way to its goal. But that’s not why we’re mentioning them tonight. SBG is inviting you to help them help a nonprofit with a last-minute school-supplies drive:

New Beginnings-Ending Domestic Violence is a fantastic organization that has asked us to run a school-supplies drive. They provide “services to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence – physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Some who use our services are in physical danger. Others are living with controlling partners in relationships that are emotionally abusive. Explore our site to learn how to get help, how to get involved, how to donate and how to learn more about domestic violence in our community.”

I know this is semi-last minute; we have until the end of August to collect items. We’ll be taking donations in the front room next to the couch. If you’re shopping for your child, or at Target, grab something… every little bit counts.

– Backpacks (Ninja Turtles, Princesses, Sports, Solid Colors, etc.

School supplies:
– Scientific Calculators,USB Drives, Protractors
– Highlighters, rulers, pencil sleeves
– Coloring pencils
– Markers
– Glue sticks and Elmers glue
– 3-ring Binders, zip-up 3-ring Binders
– Mechanical pencils (with extra lead)
– Refillable water bottles
– Folders with cool Designs

Back to School clothes
– Boys boxers/boxer briefs (S, M, L, XL),
– Men’s boxers/boxer briefs (S, M)
– Girls leggings (S, M, L, XL)
– Sweatshirts in youth sizes

Gift certificates for new school outfits:
– Target, H&M, Forever 21, Pac-sun

Whatever you can donate, drop it off at SBG, which is at 5050 Delridge Way SW (map).

4 Replies to "You can help! Straight Blast Gym collecting school supplies for New Beginnings"

  • Joe August 26, 2014 (7:38 am)

    This is awesome! Just looked them up, definitely community centered. Might have to bring my daughter in.

  • Jason August 26, 2014 (4:14 pm)

    I’m going to try really hard to get down and bring some donations, thanks guys for doing this for the community.

  • Sonia August 26, 2014 (11:53 pm)

    Hey Jason,

    Thank you for your support! We are pretty much open Monday through Friday from 6am til 9:30pm, as well as Saturday from 9-12, and Sunday from 11:30-2. Feel free to email me at if you want to set up a specific drop off time!


  • Jason August 27, 2014 (7:33 am)

    I’ll probably drop in on Sunday, see you then!

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